Florida State’s search for an offensive coordinator has been ongoing for 11 days.
FSU coach Willie Taggart and the administration have honed in on Houston offensive coordinator Kendal Briles as their top target.
Briles and FSU have been in negotiations for a deal since Sunday and the expectation is that a deal gets done, though when that happens is still up in the air.
There’s the possibility that the coaching search could extend through the early signing period (Dec. 19-21) at this point.
Briles is the only candidate that FSU has been negotiating with this week per a source and there is confidence that a deal will be struck.
One of the biggest questions that needs to be answered if Briles is hired is if FSU will allow Briles to bring any of his assistant coaches with him to FSU.
With Walt Bell gone, FSU currently has one opening for an offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach. Briles would fill both of those roles.
If FSU is to hire a Briles assistant or assistants, the Seminoles would have to make room on the coaching staff.
The leading candidate to come with Briles if he’s hired is Houston offensive line coach Randy Clements, who worked with Briles for nine years at Baylor and one year at Houston.
Greg Frey is FSU’s current offensive line coach. Before being hired at FSU, Frey worked with the offensive tackles and tight ends at Michigan, which could be a possibility if Clements is hired.